New York, NY April 9, 2007 — Not all college entrance exams are created equal. For over 50 years, high schools students have been influenced by tradition and geography when deciding whether they should take the SAT or the ACT. But there are important differences and students often do better on one test or the other.
Most colleges now accept both the SAT and the ACT as part of their admissions criteria, which leaves students with a new quandary. Which college entrance exam will be more helpful in getting into the college of their choice?
On April 28, The Princeton Review will offer free practice college entrance tests. Princeton Review´s National Testing Day gives students a stress-free, fear-free, and monetary FREE practice SAT, ACT, or Princeton Review Assessment (PRA).
The Princeton Review Assessment (PRA) gives a sample of both SAT and ACT questions on one test. Created by the nation´s leading test preparation company, it helps test takers discover which test best showcases their test-taking strengths.
Savvy students often take both to see which they score better on. With the recent changes to the SAT, more students are choosing to take the ACT. It´s less expensive, shorter and lets the test taker decide whether or not to write an essay. It also does not penalize for guessing.
The best way to prepare for both the SAT and the ACT is to take a practice exam. The Princeton Review offers free proctored exams under realistic testing conditions where students can experience what it´s like to sit for these tests. Students receive a detailed score analysis to help them understand how to focus their time and energy when preparing.
The Princeton Review will administer full-length practice SAT, ACT or PRA in locations nationwide. For more information and test sites, go to www.PrincetonReview.com/NTD or call 800-2Review.
About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests. The Company´s free website, www.PrincetonReview.com, helps over half of university-bound students research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for their higher education, and helps hundreds of colleges and universities streamline their admissions and recruiting activities. In addition, The Princeton Review works with school districts around the U.S. to measurably strengthen students´ academic skills by connecting ongoing assessment with professional development and instruction and by providing districts with college and career resources for both students and guidance counselors. The Company also authors more than 200 print and software titles on test preparation, college and graduate school selection and admissions, and related topics.